HealthDay Reports: Your Eyewear and COVID-19 Safety
Experts share everything you need to know about COVID-19 if you wear contact lenses or glasses.
FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Coronavirus-related safety is crucial if you wear contact lenses, eyeglasses or safety glasses/goggles, experts say.
While the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends limiting use of contact lenses and switching to eyeglasses during the pandemic, the American Optometric Association says there's no evidence that wearing contacts increases COVID-19 risk.
"With proper hand-washing prior to inserting and removing lenses, proper cleaning of lenses, and making sure you are never touching your eyes throughout the day, it is reasonable to wear contact lenses safely," said Danielle Natale, an optometrist at LifeBridge Health Krieger Eye Institute in Baltimore.